Travelers Travel Articles

What would travel be without other travelers? Sure, meeting locals is a great part of traveling, but so is meeting other travelers, and there are lots of you out there who are doing some pretty amazing things.

 


Picking Up a Hitchhiker
Picking Up a Hitchhiker Do you pick up hitchhikers? Jenn Miller does every chance she gets! Hop in the front seat and listen as she interviews Richard, a beautiful blend of scientist and traveler who stuck his thumb out on the road leading out of Te Anau, in New Zealand.
Re-realizing the Dream: How to “Fix” Couchsurfing
Re-realizing the Dream: How to “Fix” Couchsurfing In this follow-up to his widely shared article on the fall of Couchsurfing, veteran host and surfer Nithin Coca puts forth his plan to save Couchsurfing, through transparency, empowerment, and, most importantly, a reassertion and expansion of the ideals that spurred Couchsurfing's initial growth.
Armed with Words: One Woman’s Deployment to Afghanistan
Armed with Words: One Woman’s Deployment to Afghanistan Jenn Miller travels for a living and meets a lot of interesting characters. Sit down on the bamboo floor and listen as she chats with Anne, a young girl who learned an obscure language so that she could change the world... but discovered that the world would change her.
Enhancing Travel by Making Things Harder for Yourself
Enhancing Travel by Making Things Harder for Yourself Making meaningful connections is one of the best parts of travel. There are lots of folks out there who are doing really cool, interesting, intriguing, and often questionable things in the world of travel - and we want to tell their stories, too! Writer Will Jackson has met many several of these types of people during his travels, and the following story is about a few of them.
From Maine to Spain & Everything In Between
From Maine to Spain & Everything In Between The beauty of traveling is that it's different for everyone, including Alexandra Sagan Pope who ventured from Maine to Spain and back again.
Elections, Eels, Castles, and Cathedrals
Elections, Eels, Castles, and Cathedrals When Sara Whitestone, an ESL teacher at a university in the United States, had a chance to visit some of her students in France, she jumped at the chance. Read what happens when her students became her teachers.
Can Travel Really Change Who You Are?
Imagine the freedom and potential for change that could arise when removed from your habitual environment. You could be free. Free from the constraints of society, free from social obligations, free from your reflection in the eyes of others and free to imagine yourself in anyway you want.
Eight Reason Why Disabled Travelers Should Hit the Road
Author Candy Harrington points out the many advantages of road trips for travelers with mobility issues.
What your Zodiac Sign Says About your Travel Plans
What your Zodiac Sign Says About your Travel Plans For those of you who have never checked your horoscope before hitting the road, now’s the time to find out where the stars best align for adventure-seekers like yourself. Megan Lee will let you know where your zodiac signs will take you.
Along the Gringo Trail: Backpacker Stereotypes
Along the Gringo Trail: Backpacker Stereotypes As transient visitors, and consequently checking in and out of hostels constantly, any backpacker can tell you the chances to observe people are endless. Writer Jenna Longoria takes advantage of her surroundings while backpacking Latin America, and shares her findings with us in this article.